Saturday, December 14, 2013

Crazies in the original Jesusistan, the Vatican

Catholics are blessed with own brand of the batshit crazy.  Their loons don't like Frank, he won't let them babble a mass in a dead language.  They've persisted a bit too much.  Frank shut them down.  I have to say that insanity is quite ecumenical.

Hm, if conservative Jesus lovers want to practice some good old fashioned religion, then let's bring back the Roman games.  We can feed Christians to the lions--they become martyrs and go straight to heaven.

I think we'd be able to find an ample supply of volunteer gladiators from around the world.  We'd fill the stands too.  Let's help the religious crazies out and return them to their good old days!  Yeah, let the games begin, hell we could make it an Olympic event too.

POPE'S CRACKDOWN ON ORDER ALARMS TRADITIONALISTS

More Evidence that Having Children Should Require a License

Affulenza

Mom Shot By Toddler

Imagine a world where no one can have a child just because they wanted to.  Hmm, abortion would disappear.  Okay Jesus jocks, get cracking and demand that we all be put on some form of reversible  birth control at age whatever.

Jokefest 2016 is on!

Yes, the festival of Jesus pure patriots competing to become the GOP's nominee will probably be just like the 2012 comedy tour.  It may even be better!  I'm sure Santorum will run.  It there a Tancredo out there?  An Herman Cain?  Hell, Gingrich will be financed by some rich prick in Vegas (if both are still alive in '16). Will that crazy eyed lady run again?  We'll have serious crazies too--Paul and Cruz.  Who knows how many clowns will perform, but if Huckabee throws his Bible in the ring, then Christie will have to testify that he too is a total knuckle dragging evangefundie who'd gladly live in Crapper Holler, SC if he could.

Huckabee, an Eye on 2016, Sees ‘a Real Opportunity’

Bless my lime jello, polygamy's back!

Well, kinda, sorta in Utah (where else).

A Utah Law Prohibiting Polygamy Is Weakened

Wow, what it Putin is really gay?

If Putin is gay, that might explain his push to make it so very illegal in Russia.  He's embarassed and such.  I wonder what would happen if some 8x10 glossies showed up?

Until then, let's play fuck the Russians--Obama is urged to include gays, lesbians in official Olympics delegation

Gay Rights and the National Guard

Myself, I'd have eliminated all federal funds for all guard units in Jesusistan that did not immediately comply with the law and the Sec. of Defense's directive.  I would have cut the funds and removed them permanently from all connections with the Pentagon.  That these states have found ways to comply with the law and keep bigotry alive means it remains improbable we'll see an end to divinely inspired hate in Jesusistan.

All holdout states now compliant with military’s same-sex benefits policy

Obama and the Affordable Care Act

After a few months of Healtcare.gov, I have a question for you.  Would you hire Obama to be your company's CEO?  Why?  What kind of job would hire him for?  Other than making cool speeches, exactly what is his skill set?

Exclusive: Thousands of HealthCare.gov sign-ups didn’t make it to insurers

How Do We Protect Ourselves From Government?

That's simple, don't vote for people who pass laws such as the Patriot Act and then when an idiot's bill passes, in turn, fail to provide oversight.  If voters do not approve of the excesses of the NSA, then they are obliged to vote for candidates who feel likewise--Democrats and Republicans.

We elected the mess.  We can unelect the mess too.  Congress can rid the nation of the NSA.  It can. It won't.  About the only folks who seem to realize the power of elections are those moronic teabaggers and some batshit crazy billionaires in Jesusistan.  The understand the process, do bad they don't understand much else.

Here's the next NSA installment--

By cracking cellphone code, NSA has capacity for decoding private conversations

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Better Ask Sen. McCain About This One

To anyone, living or dead, other than Trogs of the McCain, Graham, and general GOP ilk, this was the obvious eventual outcome of any kind of aid, nonlethal or lethal, given to Syrian "rebels." Why do the folks in Jesusistan (Southwestern affiliates included) elect morons to the Senate?

U.S. Suspends Nonlethal Aid to Syrian Rebels in North

Syria is now Lebanon.  The mess will clean itself up in about 15-20 years.

Quid Pro Quo and Contracts

Amazing, no matter what they do, the sleaze bags keep on getting contracts.  Hmm, I wonder how much they donate to both parties?  There's money in those federal hills.

Study Finds Federal Contracts Given to Flagrant Violators of Labor Laws

It's been a year since Newtown

So how have we done dealing with the gun culture whackjobs amongst us over the past year?  I note most of tightened laws occurred in blue states.  Gun laws were weakened pretty much throughout Jesusistan.  There's a real conflict there isn't there?

State Gun Laws Enacted in the Year Since Newtown

Supremes -- India

I bet Roberts and his Robes, envy the Indian Supremes.  I'm sure that he, Scalia, Alito and Thomas would love to not only put gays back in a closet but have them all rendered to some CIA prison in Egypt or Syria.

Indian law says:

...dating back to the 1860s, when Britain ruled over South Asia, states that "whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" can be punished by up to 10 years in prison. 

Wow, I guess the Brits didn't have any gays back then.  Oh, hold it, what did go on in all those boys schools for the rich and eventually famous?

A lower court threw the law out in 2009.  Now the Supremes have thrown out the lower court. Gays had better head for the closet. Funny how it's always conservatives and religious types who are always so worried about traditions and such shit.  I guess they just never realized how many closets were full of so many people back in the good old days.

Now can anyone help me define "the order of nature?"  Got a metric?

We'll Have To Wait For That Drone Hunting Licence

Maybe next April anyone will be able to go to Deer Trail, Colorado, buy a Drone license and then go hunting.   Until then we'll all to buy paper targets with the images of drones on them and blast away.

Drone Hunting Vote Is Squashed by Citizen Protest

If the NRA decides that armed drones are the same as handguns and rifles, i.e., protected under the Second Amendment and Deer Trail allows drone hunting, then that would mean gun nuts would be depriving fellow gun nuts of their guns.  Damn, that's gun control via guns.

Brrrr!

Uh, -135.8 Degrees!

Animal Husbandry in Jesusistan

Tennessee Walking Horse trainer, show judge indicted for animal cruelty

I'm sure that any Rev. Billy Bob Robertson can find a biblical justification for soring horses.  Hell he can probably justify dog fights as worshiping the lord too.   At times I fans would have to endure acid applied to the soles of their feet.  The problem is not so much the trainers who cheat to make a buck, but it lies with the fans who think this is cool.   They pay money to see this shit.   If no one showed up for a show, then no would train the horses to be Tennessee Walking Horses.

   

Time Picks Pope Frankfurter

I kind of hoped that Time had selected Miley Cyrus.  If they had, then cable news would have the kind of story that their "reporters" can actually handle.  The Pope will get one news cycle, Ms. Cyrus would have been good for at least seven days of comprehensive, in-depth, analytic "news."

Time magazine names Pope Francis the Person of the Year

THe NSA can find, you, specifically you!

How?  Via cookies that's how.  It's with this wrinkle, that I expect we'll see NSA resouces used for political and personal gain.  Imagine if Nixon had the NSA cookie monsters working for him!

NSA uses Google cookies to pinpoint targets for hacking

If the NSA wasn't part of our government, all their employees would be considered to be crooks.  Amazing what a job title does for one's image.  Of course, all that changes is the image.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I know how to legalize pot in all states at one time

All I have to do is find "proof" that Jesus blew dope.   I bet it's in the Book, everything else is.  But until we show the Apostles were slackers and dopers, we'll just have to rely on the ballot box, one state at a time--

In a first, majority of California voters back marijuana legalization 

I had a book that tried to prove the J.C. and the boys did mushrooms, it didn't become a best seller.

Gradewise they all get Fs

Come on, would you really want any Congresstype or Obama to move in next door?  Obama may be more more popular than Congress, but that's like saying if my dog has to shit on the living room rug, I'd opt for solid turds over diarrhea.

McClatchy-Marist Poll: Obama gets worst ratings of his presidency

Would you use either of these to describe Mr. Obama-- trustable or a leader?  Did you at one time?

Election Food for Thought

When's the last time you thought about population density and election outcomes?  You might want to start:

What Republicans Are Really Up Against: Population Density

Hmm, I think Jesusistan nation dissipates when the density exceeds about 900 folks per square mile.   As it stands today, Trogs will not win any national elections.  Trogs will continue see diminishing state wide wins.  After all we can count on them to find new ways to legitimately rape themselves out of office.  

If it's a drone in U.S. air space then it must be a terrorist drone?

It's not an Amazon drone.  Of course it might a local police drone, an FBI drone, a CIA drone, or a NSA drone.  Hell I bet the RNC and DNC fly drones.   Funny how the alphabet soups can fly the friendly skies, but no one else is allowed.  Where do I get one of those drone hunter licenses?

It was illegal for Amazon to shoot that drone video in the U.S., so it went abroad

Interesting but it doens't ring my sympathy bell at all

Gee, I can make a living by owning many small businesses, pay my employees squat and pass the savings on to myself.  If I rack up enough little businesses I can do quite well at somebody else's expense.

Oh, now I have to aggregate my businesses to comply with Obamacare and buy health insurance for all of my employees (not just myself).  Sorry about that, your strategy sucked to begin with.  The owner is not a small businessman, he's a leech using the system.  Scam artist comes to mind.  He's the kind of person who causes government to get into the social services business in the first place.  He needs to be taxed for the government expenses his employees incur or get out of all the businesses he's in.

It's really not that complex--

Health care law’s aggregation rules pose a compliance nightmare for small businesses

Aces at play

Yesterday we learned about the NSA spies on Second Life and other online games.  Wow.  One has to wonder about the mental state of whomever made that decision.  I bet the guy worked at TSA prior to getting his analyst job at NSA.

TSA agent confiscates sock monkey's toy pistol

In our haste to all be like Dork Cheney we're losing that which he lost at birth, perspective and balance.   If we work at it, we can become a nation of patriotic paranoids.

Where there's a will there's a way

Yeah, the health leeches will find new ways to suck the life out of sick people. Obama was so wrong to opt for private health insurance as the way to reform the mess. Come on, once the health insurance biz became a profit center, it's been downhill. Now take a moment and ponder how the for profit hospitals, clinics, and practices have done an equally disastrous service to health care. Medicare for all, okay, but a national health service would be better. If we had a national system, then we wouldn't be reading about this under the new and improved Obamacare regulated health insurers--

AIDS advocates say drug coverage in some marketplace plans is inadequate

They can't deny coverage and care, but they can limit drugs.  Thanks Barry, I'll have to adjust my portfolio.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Funny how companies compete

Newsweek said they couldn't do a weekly news magazine.  They must have never read "The Economist."  Newsweek went out of print, "The Economist" still makes lots of money as a weekly newsmag.  Now CNN says they cannot do news and compete.  I'm not sure who they are trying to compete with?  FOX?  They're GOP Air.  MSNBC?  Come on, they shill the Dems.  Who is there competition?  Oh, Jazera America is now available.  

CNN in 2014

The Saints Are Packing

With 68% of the over 500,000 permits being bought by out of state packers, it's a tidy revenue stream for the state.

"Utah’s permit is a huge value. No other single state’s permit will get you 35 states’ recognition and reciprocity for $51 for out-of-staters, and $46 for in-staters," says Clark Aposhian, chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council.

Of course simplicity may have a bit to do with it too

Some critics say Utah’s permit is too easy to obtain, and that is why it is popular. For example, Steven Gunn, board member of the Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah, says it requires only "cursory knowledge of firearms laws" and doesn’t "require that people actually know how to use the firearm they possess."


Permits for concealed guns: Utah hits 500K

A little higher and he'd have won a Darwin Award

Kentucky Man Sets Gun On Toilet Paper Dispenser While Using Restroom, Gun Goes Off

Don't Worry Your Sweet Little Head With Ideas Honey

At least he's not talking about legit rape.

GOP Senate Candidate: Best Way To Connect With Women Is On 'Emotional Level'

Sadly, There'll Always be a South Carolina

South Carolina Sheriff will not lower flag for Nelson Mandela


By the way GM still sucks

What's that sucking sound?  Oh, it's about $10 billion being flushed permanently out of the Treasury by the incompetents who ran and still run GM.   The company, along with Chrysler, should have gone Chapter 7.

Treasury sells rest of GM stock, ends bailout with $10.5-billion loss

Folks in Jesusistan Take Note

This is about Virginia's evangefundies (GOP).  The Cucci won't run against Warner.  I think this means one of his ilk cannot win a state wide race anymore.  Hmm, does this mean that, even with low turnout,  the urban areas will always outnumber the rural swillpots?  Maybe, I doubt rationality suddenly broke out all over the Old Dominion.  Of course a reasonable GOP candidate cannot be nominated at a party convention.  Warner is safe.

Cuccinelli to forgo ’14 Senate run

Books

Here are a couple more you might find of interest--

"Apostles of Disunion" by Charles B. Dew

"Confederates in the Attic" by Tony Horwitz

Interesting

RISING RICHES: 1 IN 5 IN US REACHES AFFLUENCE

Hmm, maybe the answer is returning to those post WWII tax levels and making it damned hard for parents to leave much to their urchin offspring.  Then again is might be easier to require employers to pay living wages to all.  Hell, like pro bono legal and health work, how about private sector pro bono employment?  If the rich decided to forgo a tad of their lucre, then the need for government safety net programs could radically decline.  If companies won't pay up, then they need to be billed for the tax dollars spent on supporting their underpaid employees.

While I'm at it, remember all those war bills the Shrub put on the nation's Visa Card?  I suggest we impose a post war tax on all the contractors and their employees (with incomes above $250.000) to pay for, at least the Iraq War.  Maybe the Shrub could start paying the bill by kicking in at least one year of his speaking fees since he schlepped back to Texas.

Sadly Ms. Curtis is quite correct--

Sarah Palin is here to stay

Ms. Curtis tries to explain the why.  She captures aspects of Ms. Palin's appeal.  However, I still do not understand her original much less her enduring appeal to anyone.  Then again, I never understood why people liked the Shrub enough to vote for him not once but twice!  Perhaps both manifest personal attributes which their fans see in themselves.  Shit, likes take to likes.  God, if Shrub nuts and Palin boosters are mostly the same people, that's a bit scary.  Is there a female Dubya out there in knuckle dragger land?  If so, watch out Dems, 2016 will be interesting.  

Good use of pictures to make a solid point

These Two Photos Show What A Disaster Microsoft Is Today

All this spying on ourselves is getting to be entirely too much

If federal employees persist in capturing every electronic and written communication executed every minute of every day by all of us, then I suggest we make them all very, very public.  Make the NSA, CIA, FBI, and all other agencies who grab info into public data libraries.  Until that occurs, note you can't even game online unless you want the spooks to know what you play, with whom, and when.

Spies’ Dragnet Reaches a Playing Field of Elves and Trolls

If you thought it was just the Feds snagging your electronic transactions, guess again.  Yeah, Sheriff Billy Bob Parker and all his deputies across the land have gotten into the game too.  I don't know about you, but I'm a bit more fearful of the local cops misusing info than the feds. How about you?

Agencies collected data on Americans’ cellphone use in thousands of ‘tower dumps’

Now the high tech lambs who lead themselves to slaughter are complaining.  Of course they'd still be  been silent had Mr. Snowden not pointed out their relationships with the NSA.  Come on, do you trust Apple, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, LinkedIn, Google or Microsoft?  Trust? Sure, I trust them to do anything that contributes to their profits and nothing else. Right now there's more profit to be gained from expressing public offense at the spookery (customers are irked with the NSA). A few years ago, their profit was in willing compliance as they abetted the spookery in acts that will ultimately be shown to be quite unconstitutional.

Tech Giants Issue Call for Limits on Government Surveillance of Users

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you!

Remember Obama is the Chief Administrator of the Executive Branch

The Healthcare.gov fiasco should not surprize anyone once you realize part of Mr. Obama's organization, USA, Inc., which still communicates via floppy disk.  At least they are not 8" floppies.  Do you still use any floppies?

Slowly They Modernize: A Federal Agency That Still Uses Floppy Disks

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hey a new natural resource to fuck up!

Better tell the frackers.  Where there's lots of water, there's gotta be gas!

Scientists discover vast undersea freshwater reserves

If god made us to fuck up the world, does that mean since we're created in his image that he/she/it is a fuck up?  Or perhaps god wants us to live up to our divinely obtained abilities.  Perchance that means we can expect the end of days only after we've totally wrecked every square inch of the planet, inside and out.  

Dronanoia

I came across these two pieces on drones--

U.S. successfully launches drone from submerged submarine

Air hogs: Drones secret weapon in hunt for feral pigs

I realized that sooner than we think the NRA and Hunter's R Us will team up with a Drone manufacturer and we will see

1.  Congress will be bought and deliver the law that says well armed drones are considered to be 2nd Amendment arms.

2.  Hunting drones will be bought and deployed by hunters (from the comfort of their homes).

3.  Drones piloted from anywhere will seek out and blast Bambi from the air (the actual land owner will be none the wiser, he won't even know his property has been invaded.)

3.  Retrieval drones will swoop in and haul the carcass to Bob the Butchers drive in chop shop.

4.  Bob will team with Amazon for drone delivery of the pilots latest dressed kill.

The future is looking weirder and weirder every day.

  

And in Jesusistan, Oklahoma Parish

When zealots become too zealous, they wind up injuring themselves by trying to perform anatomically impossible acts upon themselves.  Then they wonder why others laugh at them.  The Okies today--

Okla. Satanists seek monument by Statehouse steps

Profiles in Leadership

Check out Legacyland today--Bombings Kill Dozens Around Baghdad--this took some real leadership alright.  Did you vote for the dimbulb?  Twice?

Gun Control

It's hard to believe that the Trogs allowed the Plastic Gun Ban to pass.  They did.  Perhaps the NRA didn't get a memo out to them.  After all, doesn't the 2nd Amendment protect your right to bear any kind of arms, even ones you run off your printer, anywhere, anytime?  After the House passes this bill, should we expect any other kind of gun control legislation?  Nah, that won't happen until the GOP decides that the NRA does not give sufficient money to the cause and gun owners in all those Jesusistan Klan districts in the New Confederacy quit voting for knuckle draggers.

House votes to extend ban on plastic guns; Senate is expected to follow suit

Gun control and so many other issues are blocked by all those southern morons who vote who are sure the world will end next year.  If you want change and live in a GOP District, let me ask do you vote in both general election and primaries?  Change comes one vote at a time.  

Something I heard this A.M.

If 16-20% of the nation is atheist/agnostic/non-believer then how come all the assholes in Congress are suck-up, devout religionists?  Can't be have a few assholes who don't believe in Jesus, Yahweh, or Allah in Congress?  The true believers theistic based track record, especially in the South sucks.  Okay, how do we get non-believers elected?  Why is it so hard for someone who is openly an atheist to get elected?  Hmm, is non-belief going to be the next "coming out of the closet" awakening in this land?

Do you support Sen. Gillibrand or not?

If you still think the boys (commanders ) in charge of the military units should be left alone to handle rape and other assorted sexual assault cases, then read Doonsebury...







































Now do you support Sen. Gillibrand?

Still impressed with all the aces in the Pentagon?

If you are, then here's one more piece on their manifest incompetence.  Of course they do have a singular ability to transfer tax dollars to private pockets.  We've come to expect that at home,  it's called defense procurement.  Sometimes we forget the same assholes who do the job at the Pentagon also do the job overseas.  How're they doing with tax dollars in Kabul?

U.S. needs millions more to complete Afghanistan’s ‘Pentagon’

I can't shake the feeling that, given our apparent obsession with war, we're so very lucky none of our enemies since WWII have been as well armed as ourselves.